Gamethread: Twins at White Sox (Getaway Day Edition)

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Happy Getaway Day!!

Before the Sox hop on a charter flight to the ATL, Dylan Cease will take his electric arm and do battle against the vaunted Twins lineup for the second time at Guaranteed Rate Field. In his last two starts, Cease has 15 strikeouts against two walks in 11 innings pitched.

Dylan’s last outing versus the Rangers was the best of his young Sox career, with a pretty line of 6 IP/4 H/3 ER/1 BB/9 K and a career-high game score of 60! Since this is a school night, Dylan’s mom wants him in before the street lights come on, so Ricky obliged and Dylan will make his seventh day game start out of 10 appearances this season.

On the hill for the Twinkies is José Berrios (10-7, 3.53 ERA), facing the Sox for the fourth time in 2019. So far he is 2-1 with a 2.14 ERA and 3.75 FIP in three starts (out of 13 runs he’s given up, only five have been earned). The 17/1 K-to-BB ratio shows the Sox have relied on poor defense behind José to account for the majority of their success against him this season.

However, the month of August has not been kind to Jose, as he’s 0-2 in four starts. His last two appearances were abysmal performances to the Rangers and then the Tigers (?) at home (?!). Maybe the Sox will have caught Berrios at the right time and he can get an early start on setting his playlist for the Twins flight after the game.


Lineups!

Will the Sox be able to avoid getting swept as a heavy underdog? Let’s find out together, shall we?! You can find the TV broadcast on NBC Sports Chicago or if the soothing tones of Farmio and DJ are your thing, set your radio dial to WGN 720 AM. Game time is 1:10 PM.

Yours truly will be back after the game with a followed-by-MLB-AtBat-from-work recap! Go White Sox! #FreeLuisRobert!

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Leonard “Not Al” Gore, 35 year old Black White Sox fan/husband/father. 2006 University of Illinois-Champaign graduate, shared a class with the starting 5 of the Finals squad. Told my girlfriend in February 2005 we’d get married when the White Sox won the World Series. Improbably had to do the deed 3 years later. Capricorn. Christmas Eve baby (don’t get me started). I love baseball, Stephen King and Douglas Adams novels, and the entire filmography of the greatest living actor Nicolas Cage. Best job: Working for the Cubs (sorry) in 2007-2008 as an original operator of the first electronic ribbon boards at Wrigley, met Uecker, Santo, Ernie, and celebs like Keith Olbermann and I peed next to Tim Robbins. First time blogging in any official capacity and long time reader of SSS. Tim Anderson has blocked me on Twitter but you can still follow me @Leonard42 and l.j.gore_83 on Insta.

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The Money Will Be Spent

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Being singled to death is most definitely the worst way to get blown out.

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Return of the piranhas.

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Berríos is cruising so far…hopefully second time through the lineup will help!

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So much for singles…

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Keep your head up, Cease!

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Oh boy, Josh Osich. Now things will get better.

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Huh. It actually IS getting better. Sorry ’bout that, Josh.

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Skole is 1-for-1 with a double and walk! A pleasant surprise

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YOLMER! Back-to-back-to-back hits produce the Sox’s first run of the game!

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You guys

a run

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Drink!

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Skole scores on a wild pitch!

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One of our more productive offensive forces, that Wild Pitch guy.

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WP strikes again! Now score, dammit.

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And yet again. Rick Someone should extend this guy.

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Yes, Eloy!

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Chipping away!

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One run is slightly better than no runs.

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Keep it going, Yolmer!

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I love infield singles

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sigh

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Not asking for a full comeback here (though I’d accept one), but how about a couple of life-in-us-yet runs?

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Okay – clearly I’m asking too much.

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I would like to second that

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And yet again Cease gets hammered by a crooked number inning. EVERY SINGLE GAME. Maybe the Cubs weren’t as stupid as everyone was making them out to be in this trade?

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Or maybe he’s a 23 year-old rookie taking his lumps like 99 out of every hundred do when they first come up.

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And it seems the 99 always pitch / play for the Sox don’t they? Not trying to be hard on the kid but he was hyped to death by both the Cubs AND Sox organizations. The results are far from the hype, not even close. He’s another reason why the Sox MUST go out and sign two quality starters this off season. Question marks up and down the rotation…from injuries, to a lack of experience to inconsistency and the lack of a real success resume. You simply can’t take the chance next year that everyone is going to rebound, stay… Read more »